Southwest Missouri State 8 Iowa 6 (Box)
L.J. Mims had two hits and two of the Hawkeyes RBI. Zach Harris had three hits and Matt Weglarz had three RBI for SWMS. The series concludes with the rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
Michigan 6 #8 Georgia 4 (Box)
Matt Butler hit a walkoff two run homer to lead Michigan over the eighth ranked Bulldogs. Kyle Bohm had three more hits and Chris Getz had two hits, scored a run and drove in another for the Wolverines. Drew Taylor notched the win in relief. Clayton Richard, Michigan's back-up quarterback, made his college debut. Richard pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit.
As a bonus, Baseball America's Michael Walby took photos of the game. Mgoblue.com has a photo gallery here.
North Florida 12 Michigan State 4 (Box)
A.J. Tripp went 2 for 4 with a homerun and driving in two of the Spartans four runs. I can't find a boxscore, yet. I'll post it when I do.
Ohio State 2 #10 North Carolina 1 (Box)
The Buckeyes posted the Big Ten's other big upset at the Keith LeClair Classic. The victory over UNC was OSU's first over a top 25 opponent since 2003. In a game dominanted by pitching, Trent Luyster went six innings, allowing only one run and yielding only a single walk, to claim the win. Trey Fausnaugh pitched 2.2 innings to get the save. Buckeye CF Matt Angle was the only player on either squad to get more than one safety. Angle was 2 for 2.
Minnesota 3 #5 South Carolina 0 (Bottom of the first inning)
Jake Elder has a RBI double and Andy Hunter followed him with a two run double and the Gophers have moved out in front of the fifth ranked Gamecocks.
For those wondering, I haven't been able to track down a Northwestern-Cal State Northridge, Indiana-Centenary or Illinois-Texas Pan American update. I'll try again later.
With two huge upsets over nationally ranked opposition, this has been a big day for the Big Ten. BTH congratulates both Michigan and Ohio State on their triumphs today. We also hope the Gophers can make it three-for-three in posting upset wins.
#5 South Carolina 7 Minnesota 3 (Top of the fifth inning)
The Gamecocks come roaring back with three runs in the second, two each in the third and fourth to pull ahead of the Golden Gophers.
Cal State Northridge 16 Northwestern 0 (Box)
Probably the less said about this one, the better. OF Michael Paulk knocked out two homers and drove in five for the winners.
Northwestern 9 Cal State Northridge 5 (Box)
Pat McMahon goes yard twice for the Wildcats. George Kontos moved his record to 2-1 with the win.
Illinois 3 Texas-Pan American 0 (Box)
Brian Blomquist, who was the conference's pitcher of the week, tossed a complete game shutout. Blomquist yielded only one walk and two hits. The righthander is now 2-0. Toby Gardenhire drove in two Illini' runs.
Centenary 11 Indiana 3 (Box)
Corby Heckman had three more hits and two RBI, but IU fell to the Gents. Joe Kemp continued his strong play with two more hits. Justin Darr had three RBI for Centenary.
#5 South Carolina 13 Minnesota 6 (Box)
A disappointing home loss for the Gophers. Steven Tolleson had four hits for the Gamecocks. Zac McCamie overcame the three run first for Minnesota to pitch six innings while striking out eight Gopher batters. McCamie is now 4-0 on the year.
#17 Mississippi 20 Purdue 7 (Box)
Stephen Head, the starter and winner for Ole Miss, went two for four with four RBI and scored three runs. Head and teammate Brian Pettway, who also had four RBI, each hit their fourth homeruns of the year. Mitch Hilligoss went four for five and scored twice in the Purdue loss.